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Corey Taylor On New Slipknot Material: “I Haven’t Even Heard Any Of This Stuff” (Updated)


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Update – November 13th, 2017 – 01:32pm:

Taylor has since revealed he will be hearing the new music “soon”, while also taking issue with the way the story was reported across various sites:

Original Story:

Though Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently spoke of new material from the band that’s in the works, those songs have yet to feature involvement from frontman Corey Taylor. Asked recently about the new material by Full Metal Jackie (via Loudwire,) Taylor replied:

“I have no idea. I haven’t even heard any of this stuff. In true Slipknot fashion, I’m being told through the press that this is all going on. So it is what it is. I can guarantee you that it’s very creative, I can guarantee you that it’s dark. I can guarantee you that it’s going to be unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. I know [Clown‘s] mind, I know Jim [Root]’s mind. I just am really looking forward to hearing it when I’m allowed to hear it.”

Taylor is of course currently out with Stone Sour and is committed to touring for another year and a half with that band. When asked about how he transitions between the two outfits, he offered:

“It’s not as difficult as you’d think. By the time that I’m done with one I’m kind of starting to get into the mindset of the other. We still got another year and a half of touring with Stone Sour to do before I even start to feel the twinge of Slipknot but by the time I’m done doing that, I know that I’ll be in the mood to really focus on something a little more – less rock ‘n’ roll and a little more brutal.

I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m so glad that Stone Sour started to go in that hard rock direction, so it really becomes even easier to differentiate between the two. We’ve got a really great rock ‘n’ roll style going on with Stone Sour right now and it allows Slipknot to have that lethal bent — that kind of melodic murder that we kind of do, you know?”

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